Romani language


Contrary to New Indo-Aryan languages with the verb in the final position or SOV order, Ro­mani generally has (S)VO order in so-called neutral declarative sentences. Prono­minal subjects are optional in Romani, because they are contained in the verbal ending. The position of the subject shows variance between categorical contrastive SV word or­der which, as in the example above, corresponds to the neu­tral declarative sentence, and thetic continuative VS word order, as demonstrated below.

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